Dade City, Hudson to set off fireworks
Both sides of Pasco County are slated to light up with fireworks tonight as two professional fireworks shows take the stage. At the Sparklebration event at the Pasco County Fairgrounds in Dade City, fireworks are scheduled for 9:15 p.m. after an evening of live music, games, pony rides, magic, balloon art, and eating contests. Gates open at 4 p.m. at the fairgrounds at 36722 State Road 52. Admission is $3 for adults, free for children 10 and younger. Parking is $5. In west Pasco, the Angelus will host its first Hudson Americana Music Fest, featuring a day of live music culminating with a professional fireworks show. Food, drinks, and arts and crafts vendors will be available. Gates open at 10 a.m. today at 12413 Hudson Ave. in Hudson. Tickets are $7.50 per person; parking is $2. Proceeds go to the Angelus, a full-time residential facility for the severely disabled. For information, call (727) 856-1775.
CARES offering food program
Community Aging and Retirement Services Inc. — better known as CARES — is sponsoring the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Child and Adult Care Food Program. Enrolled participants at CARES's two adult day care centers — the Crescent Adult Day Care Center, 13906 Fifth St. in Dade City, and the Claude Pepper Adult Day Care Center, 6640 Van Buren St. in New Port Richey — may be eligible for free or reduced meals under this program. Meals will be available at no separate charge to enrolled eligible participants. Eligibility is based on household size and income. Applications for the free or reduced-price meals are available at the centers. For information, call the Crescent Adult Day Care Center at (352) 518-9300, or Claude Pepper Adult Day Care Center, (727) 844-3077.
Pet loss support group to meet
The next meeting of the pet loss support group is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Funeral Home, 12609 Memorial Drive (just off State Road 54). The group meets every other Wednesday with Gulfside Regional Hospice social worker Peggy Hess to discuss grieving and coping skills after the loss of a beloved pet. For information, call Hess at (727) 845-5707.
Bring antiques to shop for appraisal
As part of its grand opening celebrations, Gulfside Regional Hospice's Lutz Thrift Shoppe is offering an antique appraisal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday by Dale Smrekar from Downsizing Advisory Service. To have one item appraised costs $5; three items are $12. The shop is at 21780 State Road 54 in Osprey Cove Professional Park, a half-mile east of U.S. 41. For information, call (813) 909-0485 or visit www.grhospice.org.